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    I am going to start applying for jobs soon and submitting to recruitment agencies to increase my chances of getting an admin/office job. I am just wondering, how long has it taken you (weeks, months) to find a job and what is the difference in difficulty when applying for full-time compared to part-time?
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    (Original post by AnEvolvedApe)
    I am going to start applying for jobs soon and submitting to recruitment agencies to increase my chances of getting an admin/office job. I am just wondering, how long has it taken you (weeks, months) to find a job and what is the difference in difficulty when applying for full-time compared to part-time?
    Last time it took me about two months from the start of applying to starting my new job, but it's really a how long is a piece of string question- some companies have really long recruitment processes, some will want someone ASAP, and it depends on the quality of other applicants.

    Part time vs Full time could depend on your area/sector. If a lot of people are under employed (i.e. looking for full time work) then full time jobs will be more competitive. If it's something where part time jobs are rarer, and the job will fit in with school hours you could face a lot of competition from people with childcare responsibilities who are potentially quite experienced, so finding a job could be very hard.
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    I graduated last year and went looking for a admin/PA/office role, it took me 1 month to find a job as a PA, it was low pay and it was soo bad that I had to quit after 3 months, since then I've been looking and just got a job offer with the NHS which I suggest you apply for their talent pool. its been 4 months since I quit.

    Can I also really suggest the recruitment company Office Angels, I've had so much help from them compared to other recruiters and they had found like like 5 interviews. So I really highly recommend them the one I'm registered to is their city branch near monument.

    Good luck with your job search
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    (Original post by AnEvolvedApe)
    I am going to start applying for jobs soon and submitting to recruitment agencies to increase my chances of getting an admin/office job. I am just wondering, how long has it taken you (weeks, months) to find a job and what is the difference in difficulty when applying for full-time compared to part-time?
    When I left my last job it took me about a month to find another job.

    Edit: After graduating from university, it took me about 6 months to find a temporary admin job through a headhunter at an agency. That position lasted for 6 months and then it took me about 2 weeks to find yet another temp job which lasted for 3 months. Afterwards I got headhunted again from another agency to work another admin job, which lasted for 3 months and when that ended, it took me another 2 weeks to land a third temp job which lasted 1 month and took me another month to find a permanent job where I work now.
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    Took me a whole year when I was applying, but this was around 5 years ago when I was fresh out of university!
 
 
 
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